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You Make the Call: Did Mike Tomlin Diss John Harbaugh with Postgame Handshake?

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Jesse ReedCorrespondent IDecember 3, 2012

It's no secret the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens aren't exactly on friendly terms, but Mike Tomlin barely acknowledged John Harbaugh after his team beat the Ravens, 23-20, on the road in Week 13.

The Steelers handed the Ravens their first home loss of the season and overcome the absence of Ben Roethlisberger by putting together a well-rounded, well-executed game plan.

Here's the video of Tomlin's postgame encounter with Harbaugh:

What we see is a man who wants to get off the field as fast as possible, but what we don't know is the circumstances behind his rush.

We all know the Steelers and Ravens have been fighting like cats and dogs since the Ravens joined the AFC North. The rivalry between the two teams is as fierce as any in the league.

It would be easy to understand Tomlin's actions if he had been the coach who lost, but his team won the game. If anyone should be upset or brusque, it's Harbaugh—the man whose team just got beaten by a third-string quarterback.

But Tomlin, for whatever reason, seemed to give Harbaugh the cold shoulder.

So, my question to you is: Did Tomlin diss Harbaugh, or are we reading too much into this?

 

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